Karnataka: I-T raids at premises of 2 Kumaraswamy aides

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Raids are being carried out at multiple locations linked to Nagarathna Swamy and Timme Swamy, both of whom are said to be close aides of the Karnataka chief minister.

I-T officials are conducting raids at the home of Nagarathna Swamy in Maddur. (Photo: ANI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Home, 2 firms of Zilla Panchayat President Nagarathna Swamy raided: Sources
  • Zilla Parishad member Timme Swamy’s premises also raided: Sources
  • Both are said to be close aides of Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy

Officials from the Income Tax department are conducting raids at the residence of Zilla Panchayat President and Janata Dal (Secular) leader Nagarathna Swamy in Maddur, sources said on Tuesday.

Raids are also being carried out at Zilla Parishad member Timme Swamy’s premises, as well as two firms belonging to Nagarathna Swamy, namely Someshwara Fertiliser and Saw Mill, sources added.

Both Nagarathna and Timme are said to be close aides of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.

Last month, I-T officials and CRPF personnel conducted raids at the residence of Karnataka Minor Irrigation Minister CS Puttaraju and multiple locations in Bengaluru, Hassan, Musuru and Mandya.

Raids had also taken place at locations of 17 contractors and seven officers from the Public Works Department (PWD) and Irrigation Department.

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